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Nominations For The 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards Announced Today!

'Winners Are Exclusively in the Hands of the Fans'

Ballots Must be Received by January 3, 2003

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2002 -- Soap Opera Digest Magazine -- America's favorite soap magazine for over 25 years and a PRIMEDIA, Inc. publication, today announced the nominees for the 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards.  In the issue hitting stands on December 17th fans will find the ballot with a list of nominees that reads like the who's who of daytime television.  Once again only the fans will determine the winners.

To qualify in the final tabulations of the ballot, only available in this issue of the weekly magazine, fans must complete and return the ballot to Deloitte & Touche by Friday, January 3, 2003.  Winners will be announced in the magazine and during a star-studded live SOAPnet special on April 12th hosted by Soap Talk's hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway.  Past hosts of the Soap Opera Digest Awards spectacular include Kelsey Grammer, Paul Reiser, Jane Leeves, George Hamilton and David Hasselhoff.

Nominees for the 18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards are all-inclusive, representing every daytime soap opera currently airing on the broadcast networks (NBC, CBS and ABC).  Favorites include General Hospital's Maurice Bernard and Vanessa Marcil, The Young & The Restless's Michelle Stafford, Days of Our Lives' Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell. New this year are nominations for "SOAPnet's Outstanding Plot Twist," which can only be voted on at:

"Soap Opera Digest magazine is proud to present a ballot that truly represents the finest in daytime television.  And our readers are the ones who get to choose the best of the best," says Editorial Director, Lynn Leahey. "The winners are exclusively in the hands of the fans."

Past winners of The Soap Opera Digest Awards include Anne Heche (Another World), Robin Wright (Santa Barbara), Lisa Rinna and Patrick Muldoon (Days of Our Lives), and Alec Baldwin (Knots Landing).

Here's the list of this year's nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor
Grant Alexander (Phillip, GL)
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH)
Hunt Block (Craig, ATWT)
Roger Hogwarth (Todd, OLTL)
Thorsten Kaye (Ian, PC)

Outstanding Lead Actress
Julia Barr (Brooke, AMC)
Karrie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL)
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, BB)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, YR)
Kim Zimmer (Reva, GL)

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Steve Burton (Jason, GH)
Micheal E.Knight (Ted, AMC)
Ben Masters (Julian, PAS)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, YR)
Timothy D.Stickney (RJ, OLTL)

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Sharon Case (Sharon, YR)
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH)
Juliet Mills (Tabitha, PAS)
Alison Sweeney (Sami, DOOL)
Tamara Tunie (Jessica, ATWT)

Outstanding Younger Lead Actor
Micheal Easton (Stephen, PC)
Scott Hoyroyd (Paul, ATWT)
Kyle Lowder (Brady, DOOL)
Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny, GL)
Justin Torkildsen (Rick, BB)

Outstanding Younger Lead Actress
Rebbeca Buddig (Greenlee, AMC)
Jennifer Finnegan (Bridget, BB)
Rebecca Herbst (Liz, GH)
Lindsey Korman (Theresa, PAS)
Kristen Storms (Belle, DOOL)

Outstanding Newcomer
Mark Collier (Mike, ATWT)
Eric Martsolf (Ethan, PAS)
Greg Vaughan (Diego, YR)
Melissa Archer (Natalie, OLTL)
Aubrey Dollar (Marina, GL)
Alicia Minshew (Kendall, AMC)

Favorite Return
Ilene Kristen (Roxy, OLTL)
Eve La Rue (Maria, AMC)
Vanessa Marcil (Brenda, GH)
Thaao Penghlis (Tony, DOOL)
Victoria Rowell (Dru, YR)

Favorite Couple
Jack and Carly, ATWT
Bo and Hope, DOOL
Gus and Harly, GL
Luis and Sheridan, PAS
Rafe and Alison, PC

Favorite Show
All My Children
As the World Turns
Bold & the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
Guiding Light
One Life to Live
Port Charles
Young & the Restless

Go to to vote for The Soapnet Outstanding Plot Twist Award!  Here are the nominees:

AMC    "Maria is Alive"
ATWT  "Carly Sleeps with Mike but Marries Jack"
BB        "Taylor Dies"
DOOL   "Tony is Alive"
GH        "Sonny and Alexis Have Sex"
GL         "Reva Pulls Richard’s Plug"
OLTL    "Natalie and Jessica are Twins"
PAS      "Julian Marries Theresa"
PC        "Eve is Killed"
YR        "Jack Fathered Diane’s Baby"

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